William H. Clark, Church Repair
Jonathan Green, Escorting Ruth
Celia Pearson, Sea Glass as Still Life I
Passionate Collectors and 25 Years of Jonathan Green
Sunday, September 22 - Sunday, December 29, 2013
Passionate Collectors and 25 Years of Jonathan Green features art work from The Barbara Burgess and John Dinkelspiel Collection of Southern Art, which is part of the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection. Barbara Burgess and John Dinkelspiel are a retired Boston professional couple who settled in the Lowcountry in 1996, fell in love with the region’s art and culture and began their collection with the work of native South Carolinian Jonathan Green. The complete collection contains 53 works -21 of which are by Jonathan Green- of a wide variety of styles, subjects and media. Other notable Southern artists whose works are in the collection include William H. Clarke, James Denmark and Corrie Parker McCallum.
Celia Pearson: Glass Transformed
A Photographer Explores Sea Glass
Tuesday, October 1 - Sunday, December 29, 2013
Featuring the extraordinary work of Annapolis, MD photographer Celia Pearson, who was commissioned to do the photography for the book Pure Sea Glass by Richard LaMotte (Chestertown, MD: Chesapeake Seaglass Publishing, 2004). Through her sensitivity to the color, shape and surface texture of the glass, her mastery of lighting and her eye for graphic composition, Pearson creates images that read as works of abstract art on many levels. Her work dances between the representational and the abstract, both celebrating sea glass and transcending it. Pearson says that this body of work is informed by her abiding attraction not only to beauty but, even more, to something invisible and fundamental -- something vital, energetic, and elemental that she senses within the visible world that draws her so. They measure up to thirty inches in size, inspiring an element of surprise and surreal delight as tiny bits of colored glass assume the sculptural presence of Colossi.
The Opulent Object: Tapestries by Jon Riis with Sculpture by Richard Mafong and Mike Harrison
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - Sunday, January 5, 2014
The Art Museum will present an exhibition filled with metal, wood and tapestries by three Atlanta, Georgia artists and enhanced by opulent colors, rich textures and complex forms. Jon Eric Riis' works build on an age-old tapestry tradition that was practiced in antiquity in places as diverse as Egypt and Peru. Riis links his work to these ancestral textile traditions by using historical iconography and traditional techniques to articulate contemporary themes. Richard Mafong and Mike Harrison worked collaboratively to design and create the metal and metal-wood objects in the exhibition. Though these luxury objects were initially created from elemental materials, they have been made opulent by the addition of gemstones, rare woods, gold and silver. Approximately 40 tapestries and 20 sculptures will be included inÂ The Opulent Object.
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